Is liquid bio-gas part of the solution to greenhouse gas emissions from shipping?
Research Project , 2020 – 2021

In 2018, IMO adopted an initial strategy to reduce and later phase out greenhouse gases from the shipping sector. Fossil fuel phase out will be required in order to meet the long-term targets. LNG has been discussed as a step on the road and is popular in shipping for environmental and cost reasons. LNG produces lower emissions of CO2 per energy unit than fossil oil, but LNG is unfortunately not better than oil since the ship's LNG engines have been shown to emit large amounts of methane (so-called methane slip). The GHG impact can be reduced by replacing LNG with LBG. The project provides knowledge and conditions for providing shipping with LBG, which is a possible, environmentally, economically and socially sustainable renewable fuel. The project will produce data on how much LBG can be produced, the conditions and techniques (including P2G) required, costs accepted by shipping companies and transport buyers in the short / long term. Considering expected policy instruments.

Participants

Selma Brynolf (contact)

Researcher at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Julia Hansson

Researcher at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Elin Malmgren

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Collaborations

Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden

Växjö, Sweden

Furetank Rederi AB

Donsö, Sweden

Gasum AB

Linköping, Sweden

Innovatum

Trollhättan, Sweden

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

Svensk Rederiservice

Göteborg, Sweden

Terntank Ship Management

Donsö, Sweden

The Swedish Gas Association

Stockholm, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2021

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2020-08-20